Urban Meyer to take position in Ohio State athletic department
Urban Meyer may be retiring from coaching football, but he’ll be hanging around Ohio State. Recently, Meyer revealed he’ll be a co-teacher in a “character and leadership” course in the school’s business college. A report Saturday reveals that won’t be his only position at OSU.
In a conversation with Cleveland.com, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith reveals that Meyer will hold the title of assistant athletic director. Smith compares Meyer’s role to the one Bob Stoops has had at Oklahoma with the Sooners program after retiring and passing the torch to Lincoln Riley. Similar to the OU situation, offensive coordinator Ryan Day will succeed Meyer as coach of the Buckeyes.
While the position keeps Meyer around the program, Smith makes it clear that decisions such as hiring of assistants will remain up to Day.
“That’s his decision, 100 percent his decision,” Smith said of Day. “I’ve talked to Urban about that — 100 percent, you stay away,” Smith said.
The full explanation from Smith of Meyer’s new role at Ohio State can be found in the article here.